CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Panthers have decided to keep Joey Slye as their kicker and release veteran Graham Gano, who missed all of last season with a knee injury. Gano took over as the team’s kicker in 2012 and spent seven seasons handling field goals, extra points and kickoffs for the Panthers. But Gano sustained a knee injury last offseason and was placed on injured reserve, opening the door for Slye. Slye was 25 of 32 on field goals, including 8 of 11 from beyond 50 yards in 16 games last season. Gano wast set to cost $4.3 million under this year’s salary cap while Slye will make $675,000.